One of the Coast’s most well-known Indian chefs, and hailed for his contemporary cooking style, Raja has opened his latest restaurant on Marbella’s Golden Mile – called Mum Indian. It is sometimes difficult to differentiate between the many Indian restaurants in the Marbella area, but Mum certainly offers something extra special.
With Raja’s wealth of experience and passion for Indian cuisine, as soon as he opened his doors he was greeted by an extremely appreciative local audience and he has been busy for lunch and dinner from the very start.
Whether your taste veers towards spicy dishes or you prefer milder flavours, Mum’s menu caters for everyone – including Halal options. Mum’s dishes are all creatively put together with plenty of colour and finesse, fresh ingredients and an authentic depth of flavour.
The decoration is modern, and the restaurant generally has an airy feel with a bar at the far end. There is not only indoor dining, but you can also dine on their enclosed terrace at the front of the restaurant looking out to the bustling streets of Marbella, without being subjected to the noise and car fumes outside.
We were treated to their potato Chaat, from north Indian, and Pakistan’s street food culture served with yoghurt and tamarind sauce. Another vegetarian dish we tried was their Chana Masala, curried chickpeas with spinach and a cherry tomato on top accompanied by fresh pomegranate seeds. Raja was then keen for us to try the Hyderabadi chicken tikka, boneless chicken marinated in fresh green herbs and chopped cashew nuts and cooked tandoori style. He is famous for his chicken Pasanda and he did not let us down with succulent rolls of chicken stuffed with spinach in a rich and delicious creamy sauce finished with saffron.
Open from 1pm until midnight every day of the week, with a menu of the day available from 1pm until 5pm including a starter, main course and dessert. Home delivery and takeaway available.
Photos by Johnny Gates.
Blvd. Príncipe Alfonso Hohenlohe 72, Km. 178.5, Marbella (opposite Marbella Club)